This article focuses on the Schachter’s theory of cognition-arousal of emotion by analyzing it from both an empirical and conceptual perspective. The author of this article, Rainer Reisenzein, concludes by claiming that, the only one of the numerous deductions that can be considered as misattributed arousals from the extraneous sources are responsible for intensifying emotions, and are adequately supported by the available research data. I found this article as a major resource material because it gives the research on emotions a scientific approach through the use of the Schachter theory.
Richard L. Solomon & John D. Corbit, “An Opponent-Process Theory of Motivation”.
The American Economic Review. American Economic Association Publishing, 68, (6), pp. 12-24. December 1978. Print.
Richard Solomon provides a general theory that is considered capable of explaining several emotional issues such psychological addiction and the expression of extreme anger. This article uses the economist’s standard models and various psychologist theory to explain addiction and anger. This source will be of great importance especially when expounding on the theory of emotion that is largely based on the aspect of motivation (motivation theory).
Sarah Mae Sincero, “Cannon-Bard Theory of Emotion”. October 19, 2012. Web. Available April
10, 2014 from<https://explorable.com/cannon-bard-theory-of-emotion>
This source is the most informative source in this research. It explains the development and the origin of various theories attributable to expounding on the study of emotions. It explains how in the early 20th century, Philip Bard and Walter Cannon decided to create their own theory on emotion by first refuting the previously developed James-Lange theory of emotions. This article gives an in-depth analysis and critic of the James Lange Theory.